spiritual director

  • Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    Have You Ever Been “Transfigured” into Something New?

    August 10, 2022

    Most Christian denominations celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration every August. It’s one of those holy days that seems significant, but I never understood what all the fuss was about. My spiritual teacher told me we can view this event and all of scripture through what the Jewish tradition calls “midrash.” This form of reading […]

  • Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    Celebrating 25 Years as a Grand Rapids Dominican Associate

    June 9, 2022

    A transformative moment for me as a Dominican Associate was the last day of class at the end of the three-year Spiritual Direction Practicum. Sister Nancy Brousseau and Judy Hahn, our instructors, had equipped us with great teaching and training. Yet, I and the other students felt ill-equipped to go out into the world and […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas OP

    Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas OP

    May 28, 2021

    Dominican Center’s Ministry of Spiritual Direction has been a beacon of hope for many in the chaos and confusion of Covid time. Direction is not about giving answers but about helping people see God at work in their lives. I have been doing direction for over 30 years and serving at Dominican Center for 15 […]

  • Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    Sister Inspiration: Diane Zerfas, OP

    February 14, 2020

    About the Holy Preaching We cannot say that the phrase originated with Diane Zerfas, OP. That attribution goes to Saint Dominic de Guzman, founder of the Order of Dominic, the Order of Preachers in 1215. But by all rights, Sister Diane’s ministry is the living embodiment of this intention. “From the beginning of the Order, […]